Friday 11th December, 2020

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11/12/2020 Day 346

Isaiah 48;17-19; Matthew 11:16-19

Friday, Second Week of Advent
Readings on p.64 of Daily Missal

Entrance Antiphon

You, O Lord, are close, and all your ways are truth. From of old I have known of your decrees, for you are eternal.

First Reading: Isaiah 48;17-19

A reading from the Book of Isaiah

Thus says the Lord,
your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:
“I am the Lord your God,
who teaches you to profit,
who leads you in the way you should go.
O that you had hearkened to my commandments!
Then your peace would have been like a river,
and your righteousness like the waves of the sea;
your offspring would have been like the sand,
and your descendants like its grains;
their name would never be cut off
or destroyed from before me.”

The word of the Lord.

Responsorial psalm: Ps 1:1-2.3.4 and 6 (R. see John 8:12)

Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm beginning and ending with the response:

R./ He who follows you, Lord,
will have the light of life.

Blessed indeed is the man
who follows not the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the path with sinners,
nor abides in the company of scorners,
but whose delight is the law of the Lord,
and who ponders his law day and night.

He is like a tree that is planted
beside the flowing waters,
that yields its fruit in due season,
and whose leaves shall never fade;
and all that he does shall prosper.

Not so are the wicked, not so!
For they, like winnowed chaff,
shall be driven away by the wind.
For the Lord knows the way of the just,
but the way of the wicked will perish.

R/. He who follows you, Lord,
will have the light of life.

Please stand for the Gospel
Alleluia, Alleluia.
The Lord is coming, run out to meet him; he is the prince of peace.
Alleluia.

Gospel: Matthew 11:16-19

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew

At that time:
Jesus said to the crowds
“To what shall I compare this generation?
It is like children sitting in the market places
and calling to their playmates,

‘We piped to you, and you did not dance;
we wailed, and you did not mourn.’

For John came neither eating nor drinking,
and they say, ‘He has a demon’;
the Son of man came eating and drinking
and they say, ‘Behold, a glutton and a drunkard,
a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’
Yet wisdom is justified by her deeds.”

The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
We await a saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will change our mortal bodies, to conform with his glorified body.

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